The tech world has gathered in Barcelona for the biggest mobile tradeshow on earth, and we’re here getting hands-on time with the hottest new products from smartphones to laptops. Here are our top stories from Mobile World Congress 2013’s opening day.
If Samsung’s Galaxy Note II phone seems too small for scribbling and the Galaxy Note 10.1 too heavy to hold in one hand while you use its stylus in the other, the just-announced Samsung Galaxy Note 8 could be the note-taking tablet you’ve been waiting for. Designed to be the size and shape of a paper day planner, the 5.35 x 8.3 x.31-inch, .75 pound Android slate comes with Samsung’s S-Pen hardware and software along with an IR blaster for controlling your TV. We had a chance to go hands-on with the Galaxy Note 8 and were impressed with its one-hand friendly form factor and powerful work-and-play features.